MNT May 25, 2010
It goes without saying that U.S. General Manager Pam Perkins is extremely busy on the eve of a World Cup. So when Landon Donovan texted her this evening, she was likely in the middle of five different tasks at the same time. A quick check of her Blackberry saw that Landon was asking if she had any "candies." Not an unreasonable request for a guy who probably burns 2000 calories a day. Always wanting to make sure she has every detail covered, Perkins texted back that she didn't have any, but that she could get some and what kind would he like? "Something not too sweet smelling," said the return text. Hmmmm? Non-sweet smelling candy, Perkins wondered? What would that be? Maybe cookies? Bitter-sweet chocolate perhaps? To make sure she had her bases covered, Perkins went down to the hotel convenience store and got a nice selection of candy. When Donovan came to her room a bit later, she was of course on the phone and motioned to the plastic bag on her bed that was filled with treats. Donovan opened the bag and as Perkins got off the phone, she saw his confused look. He then informed her that he had asked her for "candles," not candy. Let that be a lesson to carefully read your texts. We think Landon eventually did find a candle. Hopefully it wasn't apple-cinnamon, frankincense or sandalwood.